Seven brilliant short stories by the award-winning author of Ringworld. Inconstant Moon – a moon so bright could only mean one thing. The sun had gone nova. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. 3 of 5 stars. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: you realize that this is your last night on Earth, or more correctly, Earth’s last.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Dream Park The Descent of Anansi These are three of the superb stories in this new collection by Larry Niven.

His investigations lead him to people associated with organlegging — the illicit handling and sale of spare body-parts.

The story ends at the break of an overcast, gray morning, with Leslie’s apartment becoming an island among the raging flood waters, but with the narrator rather optimistically wondering “if our children would colonize Europe, or Asia, or Africa.

Born April 30, in Los Angeles, California. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized niben one of Niven’s main strengths.

Niven is a true master!

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He then calls and visits his girlfriend Leslie, presuming her ignorant of the situation, but she realizes it independently when Jupiter brightens with appropriate delay; they then enjoy their last night on the town, before rain and winds start. It is most unusual to read an end of nivne story and be extremely smug.


Like the way he got his biven wrong a few times in coming to his final conclusion.

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Eventually, Gil is captured by the organlegging gang, until, under threat of being harvested alive for his organs, his “third arm” – a psychologically limited form of psychokinesis — allows him to kill his captor in spite of being completely bound. Want to Read saving…. This early text by Larry Niven is really only a novella, but whether read at the time of its first publication or today it sticks powerfully in the mind.

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I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. Massive, moo changes in the heat equilibrium would, for one thing, cause major storms. Alf wants to kill Carter in revenge for his brother, while Carter wishes the same and to try once more to destroy the base Trivia About Inconstant Moon.

Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Amazingly a master like Niven, who can craft sagas inconstabt epic proportions spanning multiple volumes, can onconstant do this all within the confines of a short story. Bordered in Black A delightfully horrifying story about the dangers of space exploration. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He has since lived in Los Angeles suburbs, including Chatsworth and Tarzana, as a full-time writer.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The title story is great, and ‘Bordered in Black’ is very disturbing. While some stories are more entertaining than others, and the titular Inconstant Moon is one of the weaker one, each is a pleasure to read, moving you swiftly nkven one story to another and giving you a fascinating glance at each world.


Good short story by Larry Niven about how a man who realizes the world will end in the morning spends his last night. In an effort to cure Eric using a placeboHowie creates buckets of ice-water using the ship’s freezer, and dumps it into the wiring panels on the wings, telling Eric that the nivenn and pressure of Venus might be affecting the ship’s function. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Aug 29, Shawn Dvorak rated it really liked it. Hell, I hoped, but I didn’t believe it.

Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic! Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure inconstany.

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The others unconstant just as good. Quality hard SF from Niven. The two Mars stories do belong to ” Known Space ” and they are specifically referred to and to some degree influence the plot of Protectorwhich takes place a long time later. I’d like to see more of the aftermath of the event. A ship with a two-man crew—Howie, a normal human, and Eric, the disembodied brain of a seriously injured man who has been installed in the ship to serve as a living computer and control system—is exploring the upper atmosphere of Venususing the empty fuel-tank as a dirigible device.

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